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Faulty traffic lights a nuisance for motorists, lead to accidents 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service BATHINDA, AUGUST 18 Though traffic lights at various places of the city have been out of order for the past few days, the traffic wing of the city police has not paid any attention to the problem. These faulty traffic-lights have led to some road accidents, leaving commuters injured. Moreover, traffic disorder and jams are a daily feature at these light points. The traffic-lights, situated between Fouji Chowk and the bus stand on the Bathinda-Goniana road, are not functioning properly. The lights facing the Powerhouse road are showing only red light throughout the day. This is one of the busy roads in the city and thousands of vehicles passing the light daily are at the risk of meeting with an accident. Joginder Kumar, a resident of Model Town, said he worked as an electrician near Amrik Singh Road and he went up and down these roads daily and every time he faced lots of problems due to a traffic jam caused by the faulty lights. Deepu, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar, said while ...
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UK stands with Spain against “evil” terrorism: May 19.8.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
PTI   London The UK stands with Spain following the “appalling” twin terror attacks in which at least 14 people were killed and 80 others injured, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday. A van ran into a crowd of pedestrians walking through Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas area Thursday, killing at least 13 people and ...
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Colombia cenbank to continue rate cuts, inflation still a concern -chief 19.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-ECONOMY/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Colombia cenbank to continue rate cuts, inflation still a concern -chief
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L&T, HMRL into certificate clash 19.8.2017
Hyderabad: The provisional certificate for the commercial operation of Hyderabad Metro Rail Stages 1 and 2 has become a bone of contention between L&T and Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL).  According to L&T sources, the company has written to the state government asking for the provisional certificate for Stages 1 and 2. HMRL is insisting that to issue the provisional certificate, 75 per cent of the corridor works have to be completed. L&T said that as per the agreement, the company has to complete all the works within 90 days after issuing the provisional certificate. The sources added that the company was ready to follow this clause. According to the sources, Mr P. Ravi Shankar, head of project planning & contracts, L&T, had written to the state government and had quoted the findings of independent engineer, which had put to rest all matters related to a safe and reliable commercial operation of the Metro Rail service. The sources added that the company would complete the ...
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Despite ban, vehicles ferry construction material uncovered 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Despite a ban, vehicles in Srinagar continue to ferry loose construction material without covering it. The state government had last month banned uncovered ferrying of construction material. It had asked transporters to cover the material with tarpaulins or canopies during the transportation process. The government had warned that the violators would be dealt with strictly. “Despite a ban, one can see tippers and other vehicles carrying building material uncovered, not only during the night but also during broad daylight,” said Parvaiz Ahmed, a resident of uptown locality in Srinagar. “The uncovered material in vehicles leads to air pollution and sometimes some material falls off the vehicle leading to accidents,” he said. Parvaiz sought strict implementation of the government directions. The government had also put a ban on the entry of trucks into the city during the day as they caused traffic jams. Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shafqat Khan said the government had banned ferrying of ...
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Blue Whale Challenge: Centre asks for report, cyber cell to issue advisory for parents 19.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Situation in Gorakhpur's BRD medical college hospital is past the stage of prevention 19.8.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Only this June, NITI Aayog painted a grim picture before UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of the state’s health parameters.
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Minister flags of bus for differently abled kids 19.8.2017 The Tribune

Kangra, August 18

Himachal Pradesh Transport minister GS Bali today flagged off a school bus, donated by the Rotary Club, for the differently abled children at Kangra.

The bus costing Rs 10 lakh was was meant for the differently abled children. Bali said that this bus would help such children of the Harmony through Education School, Dharamshala. Bali travelled by the bus with the children and enjoyed the ride and extended his blessings to them. He also lauded the efforts of the Rotary Club, Kangra, and promised that he in person and the government would extend help to the club in such philanthropic activities. President of the club Aman Guleria, Secretary Rakesh Sharma and other members of the club were also present.

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Six hurt in dispute over transportation in Solan 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, August 18 A dispute over transportation work of a pharmaceutical unit led to a clash between the members of the Sirmaur Truck Operators Union (STOU) and Multi Axle Transport Union (MATU) at the Rampurghat area of Paonta Sahib last evening. Trouble started when goods from a pharmaceutical company were being loaded into a multi axle truck and this was not acceptable to the STOU as a dispute was already brewing between the two unions over the distribution of work since the last two months. Members of the STOU first warned the operators of MATU to desist from transporting the goods and later attacked them with cudgels which left six persons injured. The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital from where two of them were referred to the Medical College at Nahan as they had received serious injuries. The MATU members also alleged that one of their members Gita Ram was allegedly picked up by the STOU members and kept in confinement for sometime. The agitated truckers blocked ...
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Truckers fearful of reduction in freight charges 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, August 18 Truckers engaged in transportation work are fearful of facing a cut in the freight charges from the new management of Ultra Tech Cement which had taken over two plants of JP Cements at Bagha and Bagheri. Truckers said they were yet to get transportation work for longer distances and as many as 600 multi-axle trucks of Mangal Transport Society alone were lying idle for weeks. Since liabilities on account of multi-axle trucks were larger they were demanding work, confirmed Surinder Thakur from Mangal Transport Society. There were as many as 3,500 truckers which were engaged in transportation work with the company though the number of multi-axle trucks was barely 600. Truckers, which earlier transported clinker to Roorkee, may be given work only for Ambala and Karnal as per the talks held with them, confided truckers. Vice President, Ultra Tech Cements, Joginder Sheru, said they were in the process of settling various operations like manufacturing and transportation. ...
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Shinde’s visit brings to fore divide in Kangra Congress 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, August 18 The two-day visit of the Congress general secretary Sushil Kumar Shinde to politically significant Kangra district having 15 Assembly segments brought to the fore deep divide in state Congress that could cost the party dear in the forthcoming Assembly elections. Though Shinde tried to bring warring factions together, sources here said that the effort did not yield much result. The sources here said that Shinde called a meeting of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and transport and technical education minister GS Bali on August 17 and tried to bring truce between two leaders. However, the meeting failed to yield any results. The Chief Minister ensured that almost all the Congress MLAs and leaders from Kangra district with the sole exception of GS Bali attend the workers meeting at Dharamsala. Virbhadra did not attend the workers meeting organized by GS Bali in Nagrota Bagwan. The sources here said that earlier the Chief Minister was to attend the police passing out ...
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Metro funding revised 19.8.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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Bus stir hits life in Kottayam 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
A strike by a section of private bus operators hit normal life in the district on Friday. The strike was called by the Bus Operators’ Association which represents most operators in the district. Howev...
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38-yr-ol hangs self in Mohali 19.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Notices to be issued to other ‘illegal’ buildings in Ejipura 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Structures around the building that has tilted are under the scanner
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Get ready to double LS tally: Uddhav to partymen 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Sena chief dismisses rumours of infighting in the party
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HC raps railway for objecting to toilet for slum on its land 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Contempt plea moved against Northern Railway, DUSIB
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Spain suspects planned bigger attack, say cops 19.8.2017
Suspects in Spain"s deadly twin terror attacks were preparing an even bigger assault that was foiled as events unfolded, police said on Friday as the death toll rose to 14 with over 100 injured. Officers also said the driver of the white van which mowed down tourists in the packed centre of Barcelona on Thursday evening may have been among suspects killed in the hours since the mayhem started. Police said they killed five "suspected terrorists" during the night and arrested three others as Spain reeled from the double tragedy in Barcelona and in Cambrils, some 120 km south. In a poignant moment on Friday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, King Felipe VI and the president of Catalonia — where both attacks took place — held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by applause and shouts of "not afraid". In what has been a fast-moving investigation, police were quick to connect the two attacks, and at a briefing Friday afternoon revealed the suspects had ...
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Nod for girls college in Sonepat 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Sonepat: State BJP media in charge Rajiv Jain on Friday claimed that the government has given the administrative approval for setting up a government girls college in Sonepat after overcoming all technical problems. In a press statement, Jain said, "The college will be constructed on 4.26 hectare in HUDA Sector 12. The land has been given on 99-year lease to the Department of Higher Education at the annual lease amount of Rs 100." OC Motorcyclist killed in collision with cow  Rohtak: A man was killed and another injured as their motorcycle collided with a stray cow at Kheri village near Meham township in the district. The deceased has been identified as Suresh Beniwal, a farmer of the same village. The police said he was going towards Kheri from Meham on Wednesday. On the way, his motorcycle collided with a black cow which he could not see due to darkness. He was shifted to a local hospital where he was declared dead on Thursday. His friend riding pillion also suffered injuries in the accident. ...
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Kala-azar: The disease that just won’t go away 19.8.2017 Hindu: Other States
Around 3,000 people afflicted with kala-azar come in the way of India declaring itself free of the scourge, reports Jacob Koshy as he tracks down patients in West Bengal
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